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Does story matter for gamers?

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Over the last few years we have seen many popular FPS franchises slowly, and in some cases quickly, deviate away from one of the most interesting aspects of any video game, its narrative. But why is that? Why are so many developers and publishers willing to sacrifice such a significant portion of their content?

Well, the unfortunate truth is that a large number of gamers don’t care about a story. And as a result, games such as Titanfall, Evolve, Rainbow Six Siege and Star Wars: Battlefront are devoid of a traditional campaign. Now, that’s not to say that no one cares about a story, for that would be a lie. But, with so many game corporations eager to cut costs at every corner it’s no surprise that they’re willing to use gamers’ lack of interest to their advantage. And as we’ve seen before, many corporations are more than willing to sacrifice the quality of any one product solely for financial gain.

And that bothers me. I don’t like the idea of an opportunistic, passionless bean counter calling the shots. I don’t like having people in a position of power solely because they crave it and wish to use it for their own benefit. Granted, greed and power-hungry behavior are common characteristics among suits, but it’s gotten to the point where it has dramatically altered our in-game experience.

Now, don’t get me wrong, for I understand how expensive it is to produce this type of content, but make no mistake, this is a capitalist society. And in this society many are taught that it`s okay to take advantage of others, simply because they can. Simply put, you, as a consumer, are paying far too much, for far too little.

You see, this whole pay more for less crap wouldn’t be a problem if the products that these corporations sold were appropriately priced, but they’re not. Granted, many gamers could argue that the worth of any one game is subjective, which is true, but remember, the goal of any monopolistic corporation is to make the most amount of money, for the least amount of effort.

With that said, what are your thoughts? What are your opinions? Do you think it’s okay to strip away a story-based game mode in an effort to cut costs? Or do you care about a story mode at all? Let us know below.

With a Creative Writing degree in one hand and an endless curiosity in the other, Andy dabbles in many creative fields. He's published blog posts, articles, hotel copy, fiction, and poetry professionally. Currently he dwells in Austin, TX, with his brilliant and understanding fiancee, Kim.

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The new game from Danganronpa’s developers is being published by Aniplex, a Sony company, but it won’t be coming out on PS5

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The upcoming game from the creators of the Danganronpa series has found a publisher in Sony subsidiary Aniplex. However, it’s worth noting that it won’t be initially released on the PS5. It is highly likely that The Hundred Line: Last Defense Academy will be released on Sony’s system at a later date, just like Master Detective Archives: Rain Code in October. However, the development team is currently focusing on prioritizing the release of their latest title on the Nintendo Switch and PC.

Described as a strategy game, the title allows players to step into the shoes of teenager Takumi Sumino, who resides in the perpetually secure Tokyo Residential Complex. When monsters suddenly unleash chaos upon the town, Takumi finds himself thrust into the Last Defense Academy. His mission? To protect the school alongside 14 other students for a grueling 100 days.

As one would anticipate, alongside the strategic gameplay, it is crucial to foster strong relationships with your comrades. Moreover, the outcome of the game can vary greatly, with a staggering 100 possible endings contingent upon the choices you make. We will reach out to Aniplex to inquire about the possibility of a PS5 port. However, it is important to note that Aniplex operates independently from PlayStation, as it falls under the Sony Music umbrella.

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The photo mode in Alan Wake 2 on PS5 doesn’t hold many surprises

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Most new games these days have some kind of photography feature, so it’s hard to remember a time before Photo Modes. Some developers don’t think it’s important for players to be able to take pictures right away, so the feature is added later. One great example of this is Alan Wake 2, which now has Photo Mode thanks to a new update that is now available.

If you look at the trailer above, you can see that you can really get creative with your photos by adding cool borders, overlays, and filters. We always like photo modes, where you can move different lights around in the scene. As the video shows, Remedy really lets you use your imagination with the different colors and lighting props.

 

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Before the DLC comes out, the Big Elden Ring update adds new features and fixes the game’s balance

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There will be an update for Elden Ring next week that sounds pretty important. The patch will come out on June 20, right before Shadow of the Erdtree goes live on June 21. “New features” and “balance adjustments” are what FromSoftware says the update will have.

Luckily, the developer went on to give more information. We went ahead and put them all together in the patch notes below:

New parts of inventory:

  • Items that were just gained will have a “!” next to them
  • There is now a new tab called “Recent Items” that lets you look at items that you just got

What’s new in Summoning Pool?

  • Now, active summoning pools will follow you to NG+
  • The newly added Map Functions Menu now lets you turn on and off individual summoning pools
  • When you use the Small Golden Effigy, it will only choose active Summoning Pools

All new hairstyles:

  • The game now has five more hairstyles to choose from. You can choose them when you make your character, with the Clouded Mirror Stand, or with Rennala’s Rebirth feature.
    FromSoftware also says that the patch will have extra features that aren’t listed here. I hope they’re a pleasant surprise!

Would you like to see any of these changes made? Are you still excited about Shadow of the Erdtree? Get ready by reading the comments below.

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